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Lot #527
Claude Debussy Autograph Letter Signed

Debussy requests rehearsal time with his young soprano

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Debussy requests rehearsal time with his young soprano

ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.5, no date but postmarked at Paris, August 7, 1900. Letter to Blanche Marot, in full (translated): "I infinitely regret not having been here this afternoon, believe me! Do you want to come tomorrow, Wednesday, at about 2 or Thursday at about 5. Choose which you like better and believe me completely favorably disposed [to you]." In fine condition, with splitting to the ends of the horizontal fold. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Debussy's hand, and an unsigned photo of the composer. Blanche Marot proved herself a sensitive and accomplished soprano in several of Debussy's works, most notably the Chansons de Bilitis and La damoiselle elue, her performance in which Debussy lauded as 'one of the most profound musical experiences of my life.' Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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